[Scrapbook of household and trade related ephemera.]
Scrapbook containing various ephemera; in pencil on frontcover Ed. Hall Archt. Overall size: 570 x 430mm (22½ x 17"). Not bound.
A unique collection of 69 items including building, construction, renovation, trades and household related material; a large number of advertisements for fixtures, fittings, decorating and building equipment, such as 'Churchian System for Regulating Doors and Windows', 'Dr. Arnott's Ventilating Chimney Valve', 'The Architectural Tile Company's Patent Roofing and Facing Tiles' and 'The Patent Torrent Water Closet' dated 1849, describing 'the absolute necessity for the universal adoption of Water Colsets, in lieu of Cesspools, as essential to the health, comfort and economy of all classes'. In many cases, the advertisements are accompanied by corresponding, hand written letters from customers ordering supplies and fixtures.
[Ref: 37266] £2,500.00